MOVIES WITH BIG AL: Flatliners, American Made

 

FLATLINERS (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience -- giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

WHO'S IN IT? Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Kiefer Sutherland

TRIVIA:

  • Even though it's a sequel to the 1990 movie Flatliners, it has the same title. 
  • The original starred Kiefer Sutherland (who returns for the sequel), Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon.
  • The budget was $20 million. The original cost more -- $27 million.
 

AMERICAN MADE

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

WHO'S IN IT? Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the true story of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the MedellĂ­n Cartel.
  • Two people died in a plane crash on the set in Colombia.
  • The budget was $54 million.
 
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